Boo Moon

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Boo Moon
Directed byIzzy Sparber
Seymour Kneitel
Produced bySeymour Kneitel
Izzy Sparber
Story byI. Klein
StarringCecil Roy (Casper)
Jackson Beck (King Luna/Moon People)
Jack Mercer (Moon People)
Allen Swift (Lookout character(s))
Music byWinston Sharples
Animation byMyron Waldman
Nick Tafuri
Larry Silverman
Gordon Whittier
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 1, 1954 (1954-01-01)
Running time
8 minutes
CountryUnited States

Boo Moon is a 1954 theatrical cartoon short released in 3D format as a Stereotoon. It was produced by Famous Studios for the Stereotoon series featuring Casper the Friendly Ghost and distributed by Paramount Pictures.


Casper emerges from a subway station, following a crowd of scared strangers. He encounters a man saying "see the wonders of the Moon for ten cents," and offering a sight through a telescope. Casper scares the man away, then uses the telescope to see the Moon. He then flies to the Moon for a visit. Casper lands on the Moon, disappointed to find no man on the Moon. He lies down to nap, then tiny Moon men emerge from holes. They capture Casper, lock him in a cage, and tow him to King Luna. The King addresses Casper as a monster and treats him as an enemy. Casper playfully picks him up, only to be placed in the royal dungeon. Then, tree monsters attack. The Moon Men defend their fortified city with flaming missiles. The tree monsters fight back with water, then break through the town walls. Casper escapes his cage, and helps the Moon Men by going underground and tying the trees' root feet together so they can't attack. After the Moon Men win the battle, King Luna knights Casper for the valiant defense of his people.

Production notes[edit]

This is the second Paramount cartoon released in 3D format. The first one was Popeye, the Ace of Space released on 2 October 1953 in the Popeye the Sailor series. The 2-D print of Boo Moon was released on March 5, 1954.
The opening sequence "There's Good Boos To-Night" is seen which is lifted from flat video prints.

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